Under the leadership of South Africa’s Department of Social Development and Stats SA, we are pleased to host a webinar series in October and November, 2020, titled Demography and COVID-19 in Africa – Evidence and Policy Responses to Safeguard the Demographic Dividend. UNFPA, the British High Commission to South Africa and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the African Union (AU) and Africa CDC, the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP), UAPS and PASA, are the other partners supporting this initiative.
Building on South Africa’s data analysis and understanding of the epidemic and lessons from the rest of Africa and other world regions, the webinar series seeks to create a space for sharing a demographic perspective on the impacts of COVID-19 with partners on the continent, considering its implications for Africa to reach a demographic dividend and achieve the SDGs.
Moderator: Linton Mchunu, Actg. Director-General for Social Development
- Mapping the cross-sectional service delivery and COVID-19 in South Africa, Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO)
- Service delivery needs assessment during COVID-19, UNDP
- Evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on service delivery from Health and Demographic Surveillance Sites (HDSS), Kobus Herbst, Africa Health Research Institute
- Medium and long-term impacts of a moderate lockdown (social restrictions) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Malawi: A rapid cost-benefit analysis, Thomas Munthali, Malawi National Planning Commission
Discussant: Donatien Beguy, UAPS